Originally Posted by Fat flojoetheteddiursa
Dusknoir. The only thing it has over Spiritomb is a little more power. Both of their HP stats are too low to abuse their great defensive stats. Also, Spiritomb has taunt to prevent foreseight and further spinblock. Oh, but Dusknoir has the elemental punches! You know what that means? Diddly. There are far better options than it offensively, and this needs to be fixed.
1. Yes, both Spiritomb and Dusknoir are very average Pokemon who could use a little more base HP to be a lot more effective.
2. Dusknoir also has Taunt. And Pursuit. And Sucker Punch. I'd re-examine his movepool before speaking about what Spiritomb has over him other than a secondary Dark-typing and capabilities of going mixed offensively.
3. I used Dusknoir a lot in DPP OU when I needed a spinblocker. I also used him in RU, although not to the point of putting him in the top 15 threshold (As much as I want to be cool like ShakeItUp, I can't do 5500 games all by myself).
Man you people get worked up about people using pokeymans. Lately, usage threads have been about 80% "STOP USING THIS GODDAMN"....sorry I just think it's annoying. I could complain about people using Drapion because that thing sure as hell has never given me any trouble and always seems like the biggest pushover. But I don't, because who gives a ham? Apparently Drapion works out for some people. Apparently Sandslash and Dusky work out for others.
I am also guilty of the "STOP USING THIS GODDAMN" trend you find annoying, and I sincerely apologize for contributing to it.
While I am dismayed by people overly using the underwhelming Electivire (as an example among many), there's nothing I can really do other than use Lanturn and Rotom-F more often, among many better RU Electric-types (I've also tried Manetric, which worked rather well). Sometimes I try various pseudo-Dark Horse shenanigans to be contributory to the usage thresholds (i.e. I try SubRoost Braviary and see if it's as good as everyone says it is, and the other people who use it are correct and awesome for using it).